Courtesy of Caltrans

Caltrans reopens Highway 101

Heavy rainfall triggered destructive mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, around 2 a.m. on January 9. Officials confirm at least 21 people died after being caught in crushed homes, flash flooding or debris flows. Nearly two weeks after the disaster, Highway 101 is now open in both directions between the junction of SR 150 and Milpas Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

Read More

NPR

Senate Advances Measure To End 3 Day Government Shutdown

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynpJ-QLgAa4 Updated at 1 p.m. ET. The Senate has advanced a stopgap spending bill that is the first step in ending the partial shutdown of the federal government, now in its third day. Shortly before the Monday procedural vote was set to begin, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., announced that he would vote to reopen the government along with enough Democrats to assure it reaches the 60 votes needed to advance. The Senate voted 81-18 to move forward...

Read More
Greta Mart/KCBX

An estimated 4,000 people gathered in downtown San Luis Obispo Saturday for the 2018 Women’s March event. Organized by the group Women’s March SLO, a rally replaced the march of 2017, which motivated an estimated 10,000 to walk around downtown in the pouring rain.

Caltrans reopens Highway 101

21 hours ago
Courtesy of Caltrans

Heavy rainfall triggered destructive mudslides in Montecito, near Santa Barbara, around 2 a.m. on January 9. Officials confirm at least 21 people died after being caught in crushed homes, flash flooding or debris flows. Nearly two weeks after the disaster, Highway 101 is now open in both directions between the junction of SR 150 and Milpas Street in downtown Santa Barbara. 

Snowmobile racing on Lake Michigan is popular winter pastime in St. Ignace, Michigan
upsnowmobiling.com

Discover why the midst of winter is an amazingly popular time to visit the Uppper Peninsula town of St. Ignas, Michigan. Tubing, sledding, skating, ice hockey, and snowmobiling are passionate pastimes with the locals and visitors alike. 

California education leaders say help available for DACA students

Jan 17, 2018
Cuesta College

California’s community colleges and universities are urging their students who are DACA recipients to take advantage of what may only be a temporary window to renew their temporary status. 

State exploring twin tunnels project alternatives

Jan 16, 2018
California Natural Resources Agency

The Brown Administration is considering building one Delta tunnel instead of two, as part of a plan to send more Northern California water south.

Kika de la Garza serving on Ag Committee in Congress
Jose R. Lopez New York Times

 Watching congressmen and senators stubbornly refuse to engage in cross isle politics reminded me of conversations with retired Republican Senator Ben Knighthorse Campbell, and retired Democratic Congressman Kika de la Garza back in 2013. Both touted their numerous friendships and partnerships with representatives from the opposite side of the isle.   

Kika de la Garza serving on Ag Committee in Congress
Jose R. Lopez New York Times

  

Watching congressmen and senators stubbornly refuse to engage in cross-aisle politics reminded me of conversations with retired Republican Senator Ben Knighthorse Campbell, and retired Democratic Congressman Kika de la Garza back in 2013.

Both touted their numerous friendships and partnerships with representatives from the opposite side of the isle.   

  

The Lorraine Motel, Memphis, Tennessee--frozen in time
Thomas Wilmer

The Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968 serves today as the powerful anchor of the National Civil Rights Museum in MemphisTennessee.

Faith Morris, External Affairs Officer visits with correspondent Tom Wilmer.

Barbara Barrielle (left) with her daughter (and actress in Break Night) Charlotte Barielle on the film location set
Courtesy Barbara Barrielle

BREAK NIGHT is a police thriller movie made for less than $50,000 in eight days (with on-location filming in Oakland, California). A conversation with Producer, Barbara Barrielle.

PG&E video still

State regulators have approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan to close the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California's last nuclear power generating facility. 

Pages

Where to find us

Song of the Day